Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is a small, annual herb in the Apiaceae family. People widely cultivate it in many parts of the world, although it is native to the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. The plant has thin, feathery leaves and small, white, or pink flowers. People dry the seeds of the cumin plant and use them as a spice in cooking.
Cumin hydrosol is a by-product of the steam distillation process used to extract essential oil from cumin seeds. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a fresh, warm, and spicy aroma. Cumin floral water contains many of the same beneficial compounds found in essential oil. It makes cumin hydrosol a versatile and useful addition to personal care, cleaning, and culinary applications.
Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum
Origin: Western Asia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Solubility: Water soluble
Color & Odor: colourless with rich, spicy, earthy aroma
Constituents: cuminic acid, cymene, dipentene, limonene, phellandrene and pinene
Specific Gravity: 0.9200 – 0.9300 at 20 C
Flash Point: Not available
Optical Rotation: 1.4730-1.4760
Major Constituents: cuminic acid, cymene, dipentene, limonene, phellandrene and pinene
Cumin hydrosol floral water, also known as cumin hydrosol, has a wide range of potential benefits. Some of the uses and benefits of cumin hydrosol include:
- Skincare: Cumin hydrosol can be used as a toner or added to creams, lotions, and other skincare products to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. It can also help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne.
- Aromatherapy: Cumin hydrosol has a warm, spicy aroma, which can help to promote feelings of well-being and relaxation. It can be added to diffusers and used in aromatherapy to improve mood and reduce stress.
- Digestive Aid: Cumin hydrosol can be used to help with digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.
- Respiratory problems: Cumin hydrosol has expectorant and decongestant properties which help to clear the respiratory tract and relieve symptoms of colds, flu, and asthma.
- Hair care: Cumin hydrosol can be used as a hair rinse to give hair a fresh and clean scent and also promote healthy hair growth.
- Cooking: Cumin hydrosol can be used in cooking as an alternative to cumin powder, it will give a unique aroma and taste to the food.
- Cleaning: Cumin hydrosol has natural antiseptic properties, making it an effective natural cleaner that can be used to clean surfaces in the home or office.
Consult a healthcare professional before using cumin hydrosol, and always perform a patch test first.
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